from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb With the edge foremost.
- adverb On, by, with, or toward the edge.
from The Century Dictionary.
- With the edge turned forward or toward a particular point.
- In the direction of the edge; by edging.
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- adverb As if by an edge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb as if by an edge; barely
- adverb with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
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At our family dinner table, it was difficult to get in a word edgewise.
(I only listen, because most of them refuse to let me get a word in edgewise) … tend to be concerned only with themselves.
Gosh, it's hard to get a word in edgewise these days!
Even from the start, there were times where the GM was trying to get a word in edgewise for like 5 minutes while people babbled on loudly about whatever story, movie review, or whatever came to their mind.
March 2nd, 2010 at 4: 55 pm maybe a little respect for the other readers who might want to get a word in edgewise mught be in order for you.
Jermaine got a few words in edgewise, but Baby Michael dominated.
TD this and Tony that, I could not even get a word in edgewise about my favorite player, Brad Van Pelt.
Oh, yes, and never let the interviewer get a word in edgewise to tell the truth.
I know there are plenty of conservative policy positions that are worth discussing — I wish they would get a word in edgewise between the lies and the fear-mongering.
Well, that is, if you can get a word in edgewise while Republicans are busy getting them riled up about health insurance mandates.